(Reflection Proverbs 13:24)
Consider the fact that you may have a teenage son. You told your son that he cannot use the family car for a specific evening unless he finishes doing his household chores. Basically you tell Johnny unless he mows the yard he cannot use the car on a Friday night for a date or to drive with his friends. Moreover, Johnny doesn’t cut the yard; do you still give him the car? The answer is obvious, No. Unless, you plan on your words as a parent to be void or your authority as an adult to gain a lack of respect, No Johnny can’t use the car.
Now consider this analogy with our Lord in Heaven and His chasten children who were the tribes of Israel. Basically God told them numerous times that if they didn’t obey he will not bless them. We can witness this throughout the scripture in the book of Jeremiah. Why in the name of sanity will a nation of people or a culture of society be still waiting for a royal restoration of God’s government? It would not make sense for God to give His children the exact same concept of a nation which He had in mind in the beginning. It is clear that that nation of Israel disobeyed His commandments. It is as plan as daylight that they were referred to as stiff-necked people and they did not do what the good Lord told them to do. In other words, no car Johnny.
Now God is faithful loving and compassionate. And He did restore the tribes of Israel and gathered them back from the four corners of the Earth. “ ‘I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing.’ declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 23: 3, 4.
But He still did not give them the car, whereby the nation He restored will not be the same as the original.
God did this for His own name sake, not for any reason found that His children deserved it. God did gather His children back to one nation and gave them a land filled with milk and honey. But He did this on a spiritual plain as well as a physical reality. He established His Word and commandment in His children’s hearts. ‘”his is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time.’ declared the Lord. ‘I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor or a man his brother, saying, ‘ Come to the Lord’, because they will all me. Jeremiah 31: 33, 34. It was through His son Jesus Christ God gave Israel the Jewish King. There should be no reason for anyone to be waiting for anything more of better established than His ministry. The nation of Christians represents the nation of God promised culture of the Jewish culture whom lived in B.C. this is how God reveal His faithfulness.